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Tourism, tourists and society

Tourism, tourists and society

Sharpley, Richard, 1956- author

'Tourism, Tourists and Society' provides a broad introduction to the inter-relationship between tourism and society, making complex sociological concepts and themes accessible to readers from a non-sociological academic background. It provides a thorough exploration of how society influences or shapes the behaviours, motivations, attitudes and consumption of tourists, as well as the tourism impacts on destination societies. The fifth edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent data, concepts and academic debates

Paperback, Book. English.
Fifth edition.
All formats and editions (2)
Published London: Routledge, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: Richard Sharpley
ISBN: 1138629499, 9781138629493
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Previous edition: Huntingdon: Elm Publications, 2008.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: vii, 372 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
Subject: Travel and Tourism.; Tourism Social aspects.


  1. Preface
  2. Chapter One. Tourism: A sociological approach
  3. Chapter Two. The Evolution of Tourism
  4. Chapter Three. Tourism, modernity and postmodernity
  5. Chapter Four. Tourists: Roles and typologies
  6. Chapter Five. Tourism and tourist motivation
  7. Chapter Six. The Consumption of Tourism
  8. Chapter Seven. Tourism and the digital revolution
  9. Chapter Eight. Tourism: spiritual and emotional responses
  10. Chapter Nine. Tourism and authenticity
  11. Chapter Ten. Tourism and development
  12. Chapter Eleven. The tourist-host relationship
  13. Chapter Twelve. Tourism: socio-cultural consequences
  14. Chapter Thirteen. Postscript: tourism and society – towards the future
  15. References
  16. Index